Amidst Protest, Administration Removes Encroachment in Patna

People in Kankarbagh protesting administration's move to remove encroachment on Wednesday.

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Patna: The district administration in Patna on Wednesday faced the ire of the locals in Kankarbagh area when they arrived there to clear the roads from illegal encroachment.

The protest, however, did not sustain or deter the authorities who tore down dozens of illegal constructions, collected fines for a total of Rs. 8,600 from the violators, and seized illegal vehicles parked by the side of the roads creating traffic problems.

From Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) to Meena Bazaar, workers demolished a number of buildings, huts, and billboards that had been erected against the local laws and regulations.

"We are not going to be intimidated by the protestors who had been given ample warnings in advance to remove their illegal settlement. However, we have an order to follow as directed by the Patna High Court and we intend to do our job one way or the other," said Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) Chief Hygiene Inspector K. N. Shukla.

The anti-encroachment campaign will continue tomorrow in Agam Kuan and other areas, Shukla said.

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